Stratford, CT

The Birdseye Complex
468 Birdseye Street, Stratford, CT 06615
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2018 YHA STRATFORD COURSES



AGENT TRAINING

Dates:
July 23-27, 2018

Ages:
9-12

Skill Level:
Beginner-Intermediate

Platform/languages:
Scratch

Check-in:
Mon-Fri 9AM

Pick-up:
Mon-Fri 4PM

Tuition:
$340


Team Elektra

TEAM ELEKTRA

Dates:
July 23-27, 2018

Girls Ages:
10-14

Skill Level:
Beginner-Intermediate

Platform/languages:
Scratch

Check-in:
Mon-Fri 9AM

Pick-up:
Mon-Fri 4PM

Tuition:
$340



BETA MASTERS

Dates:
July 30-August 3, 2018

Ages:
12-15

Skill Level:
Beginner-Intermediate

Platform/languages:
Stencyl, Haxe

Check-in:
Mon-Fri 9AM

Pick-up:
Mon-Fri 4PM

Tuition:
$340


*All participants are required to bring a laptop to camp.*

Registration will open soon at the Stratford Recreation Department website. Stay tuned…


Descriptions

Agent Training for Ages 9-12
Whether it’s public speaking or collaborating with peers, YHA Agent Training models essential leadership techniques that will immediately help students in and out of the classroom. Agents tackle daily missions using Scratch, a user-friendly, visual programming tool that empowers students to quickly start developing their own video games and interactive stories. The challenge is to come up with a project that will not only entertain their friends, but also teach something about important topics that are impacting our local and global community.

Team Elektra for Girls Ages 10-14
The brilliant ones! A celebration of creative problem-solving and empowerment, YHA Team Elektra all-girls program explores how the combination of computer science and digital expression can make a difference in the local and global community. As a grassroots organization, Team Elektra members develop interactive stories using Scratch, and collaborate on inspirational videos and websites about meaningful issues. They learn how to use code to create a powerful message that communicates to the world who we are and the positive change that we seek. Following the lead of successful women shaping the future in tech, YHA Team Elektra unleashes confidence and life skills in a week full of creativity, design, color, and fun. Wait until you see what we create with code!

Beta Masters for Ages 12-15
Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game. Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion. Campers will use the Stencyl game engine to take their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics and bringing them to life with Haxe coding. The program culminates with a beta release party in which friends and family act as investors.

Tuition includes:

  • Agent Kit (T-shirt, workbook, and diploma)
  • 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio

What your child will learn at YHA:

  • The core concepts of computer programming and video game design
  • (Team Elektra) HTML and other web development
  • How to build a technical journal
  • Strategies for efficient collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Best practices for public speaking—ability to pitch and present work
  • Exploration of important local and global issues

 

“Seeing the kids present their work with confidence and new knowledge at the end of just one week solidified the excellence of the program.”
– Stefani H, Richmond, VT

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